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Bright Nickel Problems
My bright nickel plating bath is giving me a lot of grief. Our problem is the lack of uniform brightness on the part. The side of the part directly facing the anode is bright in some cases but not others. If I attempt to plate multiple parts in the ...
Ask an Expert Published: 11/30/2012
Electroless Nickel on Tungsten
Can one apply electroless nickel over a tungsten metal matrix?
Ask an Expert Published: 11/9/2012
Pits in Electroless Nickel
We are plating electroless nickel (EN) on leaded brass, but find pits in the EN layer. What is the best way to prepare the leaded brass substrate so that we do not get a pitted finish?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/5/2012
Green Sludge in Nickel Tank
I have green sludge collecting on the filters in my nickel plating bath. What is it, and what can I do to prevent this from happening in the future?
Ask an Expert Published: 10/4/2012
Tin Plate on Zinc/Nickel Deposit
Our company produces components made from mild steel that are nickel/zinc plated. We have been asked to investigate the possibility of over-plating of a tin strip on these parts. Can this be done, and can it be done selectively?
Ask an Expert Published: 9/24/2012
Burnt Nickel
I am having a problem with burning on my nickel-plated parts. On some jobs, 75 to 85 percent of the parts come out with burnt areas. Do you have any suggestions as to what the cause of this might be?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/23/2012
Q&A: Nickel Phosphorous Plating
Can you give me any information about nickel phosphorous electrolytic plating? Does it have the same set of properties as electroless nickel plating?
Ask an Expert Published: 7/13/2012
Sandpaper Finish
Our company produces oven racks. The base material is a low-carbon steel (SAE 1006/SAE 1008). The racks are nickel-chromium plated. After the process is completed, the plating has the feel and look of sandpaper, and we must have a bright, smooth fin...
Ask an Expert Published: 5/10/2012
Electroless Nickel Plating Problem
We are having trouble plating electroless nickel/boron nitride. The base material is carbon steel. Seventy-five to 80 percent of the parts plate satisfactorily, but the rest of the parts do not plate at all. Can you offer any suggestions on how to s...
Ask an Expert Published: 5/9/2012
EN Coating and Chemical Resistance
Is an electroless nickel coating chemically resistant to a solution of cyanide?
Ask an Expert Published: 5/8/2012

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